Day_58: Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) and Kobe Earthquake

ADRC is established in 1998 after the Kobe Earthquake. Kobe city’s population had caught up the same level before the disaster in 9 years. Kobe renovates themselves as a center of disaster reduction policies and activities in the World. There are so many disaster-related organizations in HAT Kobe. The HAT means “Happy and Active” and also “surprised” in Japanese. This is a good example to be referred for the disaster recovery process. We can learn the lessons from Kobe. ADRC contributes to disaster reduction policies and activities for member countries in Asia. We can check member countries disaster management systems, country reports, and others*. We also can confirm the update disasters on the ADRC’s website**.

*ADRC member countries information site.
http://www.adrc.asia/disaster/index.php

** Disaster Information
http://www.adrc.asia/latest/index.php